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Japan sanctions 3 groups and 4 individuals for supporting North Korea’s missile program

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government is imposing sanctions against three groups and four individuals for supporting North Korea’s missile and nuclear development program. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said Friday that the sanctions, in tandem with the United States and South Korea, are in response to North Korea’s recent attempt to launch of a spy satellite and the firing of two missiles this week. United Nations Security Council resolutions ban any North Korean launches using ballistic missile technologies. Japan, the U.S. and South Korea are stepping up their strategic three-way cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region to jointly deal with their shared concern of growing threats from North Korea and China.

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